PTC Releases Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0

NEEDHAM, Mass.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dec. 13, 2005— PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company(TM), today announced that Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 (formerly known as Advent 3B2) is now available. Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher is an automated publishing engine that produces professional, high-quality print and PDF documents with complex layout requirements.

Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher has helped customers achieve great success in areas such as technical documentation, financial reports, scientific/technical/medical (STM) journals, legislation and amendments, marketing brochures, telephone directories and product catalogs. Available in both server and desktop variants, Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher enables interactive touch-up of the automated result so that users retain complete control of the appearance of every page. Rapid, high-volume automation of the traditionally labor-intensive composition process is a key strength of the product. This product not only reduces costs and shortens schedules, but also increases flexibility by enabling reuse of the same design for multiple publications.
Highlights of Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 include:

    --  Improved application development through three new programming
        aides including:

        --  Format Stepper, which allows the user to step through the
            format process.

        --  Tracing, which allows the user to generate reports of the
            commands being processed.

        --  Logging, which allows debugging code to be saved within
            the template and written to different locations.

    --  Table improvements that provide significantly greater
        flexibility, such as:

        --  Nesting of tables within tables.

        --  Additional keeps allow rows to be kept together and tables
            to be kept with the surrounding text.

        --  Up to five repeating headers and footers within each

    --  Productivity improvements, including:

        --  Print, save and format in a single pass, allowing print
            output to be sent to a number of output media/devices
            while formatting.

    --  Greater font flexibility through support for OpenType fonts
        that contain TrueType or PostScript outlines.

    --  Expanded support for XML-related standards including XInclude,
        inline XSLT and additional XPath functionality.

"I'm excited about this newest release of Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher software," said Ken Stearn, Technology Director at St. Ives Financial. "Version 9 further extends an already innovative product so that we can enhance our ability to deliver smart solutions to both the complex document layout and publishing problems of our customers."

"We are committed to extending the benefits of dynamic publishing to publications that warrant the professional appearance of hand-crafted layouts without the associated time and expense," said PG Bartlett, vice president product management for Arbortext solutions, PTC. "Through the simplified application development and improved composition performance of our latest release, customers can ensure a faster time to market for their publications with information that is accurate and timely."

Faster turnaround and shorter lead-time to publication are among the leading reasons why organizations need to rethink their publishing strategy. Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher provides an automated publishing approach to address these challenges, enabling organizations to reduce publishing time, save production costs and deliver better customer experiences through timely, accurate information.

Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher 9.0 is now available from the Arbortext product support site at

About PTC Solutions for Dynamic Publishing

PTC solutions for dynamic publishing enable companies to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats. These solutions are made up of the Arbortext product family and are used by 30% of Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, publishing, government, insurance and financial services industries.

About PTC

PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides leading product lifecycle management (PLM), content management and dynamic publishing solutions to more than 40,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include the world's most innovative companies in manufacturing, publishing, services, government and life sciences industries. PTC is included in the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices. For more information on PTC, please visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, matters discussed in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include: the successful development and integration of the technology necessary to offer integrated solutions that adequately responds to the evolving dynamic enterprise publishing requirements of customers; continued growth in the adoption of PLM solutions; PTC's ability to extend our solutions, including the Arbortext suite of solutions, to vertical industries beyond the discreet manufacturing verticals traditionally served by PTC; PTC's ability to retain and maintain relationships with key Arbortext employees, customers and other strategic partners, including those within markets and vertical industries with which PTC has little experience; and the market for, and customer adoption of, dynamic enterprise publishing may not grow as quickly as PTC expects, as well as other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in reports filed by PTC with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q.

PTC and its logo, The Product Development Company, Arbortext, Arbortext Advanced Print Publisher and all PTC product names and logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Parametric Technology Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.

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